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National Poetry Month with Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s Poet Laureate
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Arts & Culture
National Poetry Month with Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s Poet Laureate
Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola writes and performs poems rooted in Afro-futurism, magical realism, and science fiction.
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A poem a day keeps Isolation away
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A poem a day keeps Isolation away
Poetry helps us find our way to ourselves and to others, and poems can be a source of consolation, courage and connection in a challenging time. An ideal way to begin is to sign up for free daily delivery of a poem via e-mail at poets.org/poem-a-day.
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
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Jazz & poetry come to Nubian Square
Saxophonist Ricky Ford, poet Askia Touré, and pianist and arranger John Kordalewski are bring-ing original jazz and the poetry of Langston Hughes to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building for one night only on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery came alive with the sights and sounds of black talent. “#HellaBlack: BCA Mixtape Vol. 1” was a one-night pop-up celebration of Boston’s wide-ranging artists of color.
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
A lineup of interdisciplinary and multimedia artists with diverse gender and racial identities, including Boston’s current poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola, performed at the second annual “Poetry is Busy: En Voz Abierta/Into the Unfolded Voice” show at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End last Friday.
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In the news: Porsha Olayiwola
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In the news: Porsha Olayiwola
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Porsha Olayiwola has been appointed as the City of Boston's new Poet Laureate, a role she will formally begin on January 1, 2019.
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‘How the End First Showed’
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Arts & Culture
‘How the End First Showed’
Boston-based Nigerian author D. M. Aderibigbe debuted his first book of poetry this month with the University of Wisconsin Press. “How the End First Showed” draws on his own experience growing up in Lagos. Aderibigbe writes with beautiful simile and chilling rhythm about the domestic violence he witnessed as a child. He hopes the poems will serve as a call to action not to brush spousal abuse under the rug.
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Native American poetry playlist
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Arts & Culture
Native American poetry playlist
Visitors to Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology may be seen wandering around the museum with headphones on. They’re listening to a playlist curated specifically for the Peabody experience. Instead of Top 40 hits, the playlist features eight poems read by Native American authors. The recording allows guests to hear artistic works produced by Native artists in addition to seeing historical objects of Native peoples.
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